3. Adnan Januzaj
Once a blossoming starlet at United, Adnan Januzaj has had a decline in terms of overall output. With just one goal coming in August against Shrewsbury Town, Januzaj has again had a disappointing season in terms of goal production. Januzaj does have three assists on the season, however. His dribbling and work rate have their moments, showing flashes of brilliance every now and then.
The talent is there, it just seems that Januzaj needs to be given the right tools. There are some points in a game where he seems like he is about to dribble through the entire opposing team himself. Other times, though, he looks as if he could not be bothered to even give 50%. It is the times when he does give it a go that make him a player worth trying.
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United is still Januzaj’s club, as he is just at Sunderland on loan. There is no way that he would fit into the team Mourinho has now, let alone get a spot on the bench or even the reserves. Shipping him off to another team would be the likely option for the Red Devils. It is just a matter of who would want to take the young Belgian.
At just 22 years old, there is still plenty of time for Januzaj to develop into a solid footballer. Going down to the Championship with Sunderland, should they exercise an option to buy him, would only damage him mentally. Hopefully United can work out a deal with a club in a top division to take Januzaj and give him the time and effort he needs to at least somewhat grow into the player everyone thought he would become.